iPoker - $2 PL Hi (6 max) - Omaha Hi - 4 players
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SB: 134.01 BB
Hero (BB): 118.18 BB
CO: 101 BB
BTN: 165.38 BB
SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB
Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has Ts 8h Jd Jc
CO raises to 3 BB, fold, fold, Hero calls 2 BB
Flop : (6.5 BB, 2 players) Th 6d 9c
Hero bets 4.18 BB, CO calls 4.18 BB
Turn : (14.85 BB, 2 players) Ad
Hero bets 10.59 BB, CO calls 10.59 BB
River : (36.02 BB, 2 players) Qc
Hero bets 29.21 BB, CO raises to 83.24 BB, Hero calls 54.03 BB
Villain has been active over 20 hands, but obv that's not worth much.
1) Do we like this combo in our leading range? This is most of my interest in the spot. I think I like the rainbow combo for lead, and would be checking some amount more with a backdoor fd and perhaps c/r with a double bdfd (to more comfortably jam turns vs b/c). I like that the lead immediately puts his overpairs to a decision. But I could be convinced I'm leading too much, and that we could still achieve the same thing on many turns. What do you think?
- 1a: which 87, 88 and 77 combos are slam dunk leads? Or slam dunk check/raises?
- 1b: If leading this rainbow combo is correct, would you shy away from it if the board had a flush draw present?
2) Should turn barrel sizing always be pot? After the fact, I sort of think it should.
Comments on anything in the hand appreciated. Thanks!
Sept. 7, 2020 | 12:20 p.m.
Phil, @35:00 on A94r with Q995 blind vs blind you advocate a c/r. I'd have an incredibly hard time picking a bluff range, and it normally wouldn't occur to me to c/r bluff here so I'd probably have no c/r range at all. Do you think that's a leak? What are your bluffs?
If I had to pick bluffs... double pairs, some small pairs with K or Q for showdown improvement, and maybe A66x could work as well. But again, I'd mostly bet or c/f these. Thanks, really enjoy the content!
June 18, 2020 | 12:39 a.m.
At 36:00 you defend 7753, c/c for 1/4 pot on 542dd vs utg opener on 4 way flop. Turn 5. You say a block bet makes sense. Could you elaborate? i.e. What size do you prefer? What is villain's range, and how you structure your range if you have a block betting range?
To me it seems villain has mostly Adxdxx, A3xx, overpair+FD, 76xx (including better draws); and villain will rarely have sets, and 63xx.
So we gain value/protection vs the FD (w or w/o overpairs) parts of his range, and open up the possibility of bluffing him off all his combo draw outs on river. The alternative is checking a stronger range to him on turn when our range is fairly wide, as we are closing the action on flop facing a 1/4 pot bet. Why not do this and strengthen a range that needs protection? (Again, I realize you checked turn in this hand, but also wanted some elaboration on why a block bet might make sense)
Any analysis would be insightful. Thanks!
Aug. 28, 2017 | 9:08 p.m.
I think pf is fine.
I x/f flop since he's not folding much. As played you have to call turn, then eval river based on how you expect him to play Kx. Against a villain who bets Kx only once (either turn or riv), then I'm def x/c riv too, esp if he barrels off frequently when our range looks as capped as it does here. There just aren't enough value hands he can have that play this fast
Jan. 24, 2014 | 10:46 p.m.
This spot seems player and gameflow dependent. Shove if you expect hero calls, c/c is nice if you don't. But keep in mind you'll have enough Jx in your range to consider bluffcatching with (or even AQ). If villain expects me to show up with QQ and KK here I'd lean more toward c/c.
Jan. 24, 2014 | 10:12 p.m.
Seems like a c/r is just putting money in vs a nutted range (UTG cbet on BBxhh/ plus you block semibluffs)...and it would take a very special opponent to ever fold turn with AJ+. I'm just not going to have a bluff range here. Is that so wrong?